Always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome!
You will need to bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. This club is great for people who are beginners all the way up to advanced. If you are unsure of what you need, a basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided during classes. There is no sign up necessary.
This month we will have dedicated fantasy projects we will be working on to tie in with the Big Read!
Discover whole new worlds in this "Comic-Con" like event exclusive to The Big Read of DeKalb County! Join us in starting our Big Read month. We will be reading and celebrating "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. LeGuin.
Fantasy Fest (at the DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road) will be a host of dazzling games, magical crafts, mysterious alchemy demonstrations by NIU STEM, music by Dan the Bard, dragon activities by Linda Ma, and much more. There will be medieval knights and ladies and other-worldly characters to interact with Fan Fest goers.
Costumes are encouraged to enter this magical fest. There will be a costume contest at 2:00 p.m.
This fest is free and open to the entire community! Big Read books will be distributed at this event and all the Big Read events through out October.
Check back soon for a complete program for this event.
Wizard and Witch Familiars: Have a toad puppet by your side for all of your magic adventures.
After reading about sea creatures, we will create one of our own!
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join Ms. Marti in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and children, ages 2-5.
This week we will be reading about sea creatures!
Along with our normal story times during the week, Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy Program, will be here at the library bringing a different kind of story time to our lineup. She will read some magical and mystical books and interweave them with other fun activities and crafts. Make sure you and your little ones stop by and join in on The Big Read fun!
This Big Read program has been brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
We are painting the ramp coming into the Children's Department and we are inviting you to join us!
We will draw an enchanted forest on the wooden wall of the ramp, you can paint it in! We will supply brushes, paint and the fun, you come in old clothing (you might get paint on you!) and have lots of energy! The mural will last all fall and winter. We will paint a new scene in the spring.
This activity if for anyone above the age of 6 years old. There is no registration to this free event.
Stay tuned for a gnome garden update....
This Big Read event is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Wizard and Witch Familiars: Transform into a magical cat with this cat mask.
309 Oak Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115